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J Maxillofac Surg. 2001 Jun;29(3):177-180.

Depression, anxiety and quality of life among scheduled cosmetic surgery patients: multicentre prospective study.

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Service de Stomatologie et Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale, Créteil cedex, France

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To measure cosmetic surgery patients' state of psychological vulnerability.

METHOD:

A multicentre prospective study was carried out in three hospital departments. One hundred and three patients scheduled for cosmetic surgery were examined using a structured interview and using three assessment scales: the MADRS (Montgomery and Asberg Depression Rating Scale), the SISST (Social Interaction Self Statement Test) and the EQ-5D (EuroQol) which measures quality of life.

RESULTS:

The MADRS index was higher than that of the control group (p<0.01) with 20% depressive patients. SISST: the social anxiety was greater than that of the control group (p<0.001). The EQ-5D visual analogue scale average was 77.39% indicating that there was no significant difference when compared with the control group, but the descriptive EQ-5D revealed an over-representation of the anxiety/depression category (p<0.01); 50% had already taken psychotropic treatment of which 27% were an antidepressant.

CONCLUSION:

The cosmetic surgery population presents a significant state of psychological vulnerability.

PMID:
11403556
DOI:
10.1054/jcms.2001.0213

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